What questions do I need to think about when looking for a Community Garden site?
  • Who owns the property and will the property owner permit you to use it?
  • What impacts will the City's zoning laws have on activities at the site?
  • Is the site easily accessible to the population it will serve?
  • Does the site get adequate sun for a community garden?
  • How will you get adequate water to the site?
  • What are the soil's lead and other contaminant levels?
  • Is the soil suitable for gardening?

Investigate a number of potential sites from the outset to avoid disappointment. Your ideal site may be unavailable because of soil contamination or other reasons.

                                                                                                                                                                          

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1. How can I contact other Community Gardens?
2. Where can I get help starting a Community Garden?
3. Who should I contact at the City about starting a Community Garden?
4. When should I contact the City about starting a Community Garden?
5. What questions do I need to think about when looking for a Community Garden site?
6. Should I have the site's soil tested?
7. How do I get water for my Community Garden?
8. What types of zoning regulations do I need to consider?
9. What else should I consider?
10. What are the steps for starting a Community Garden on City-owned property?
11. What are the steps for starting a Community Garden on privately owned property?
12. What costs are associated with starting a Community Garden?
13. How long will it take to get a Community Garden up and running?